Carbon emission reductions in Scotland

Posted on October 27th, 2016

A new report based on a poll by climate charity 10:10 states that 80% of Scots are in favour of onshore wind farms, slightly higher when compared to 73% of the rest of the UK. Considering the number of wind … Continue reading

Meeting our carbon emission targets

Posted on October 20th, 2016

A new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has stated that emissions targets will not be met unless there is implementation of “a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework” from the government with the committee … Continue reading

Scotland’s future is renewable

Posted on October 14th, 2016

A new report from global technology consultancy Ricardo Energy and Environment has suggested that is possible for 50% of Scotland’s energy requirements for transport, electricity, and heat from renewables by 2030. The report “The energy of Scotland: Heating moving and … Continue reading

Another Scottish Renewable Energy First

Posted on October 7th, 2016

Another month and another renewable energy generation record has been broken in Scotland. For the first time on record wind generated the equivalent of all Scotland’s electricity needs for the day during two days in a single month. Also new … Continue reading

Posted on September 30th, 2016

Further new renewable technology is being developed in Scotland with Borders based company Water Engine Technologies starting development on a unique water engine which will provide hydro-electric power to the local community. Based at the former Caddonfoot Primary School in … Continue reading

Hydro-electric power in Scotland

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

Green Highland Renewables, a Scottish company which specialises in the development of small to medium scale hydro-electric schemes recently announced they are commissioning ten new projects across the Scottish Highlands and Grampian regions over the next few months including a … Continue reading

The renewable energy sector in Scotland

Posted on September 9th, 2016

A report on the renewable energy industry in Scotland was published by the Scottish Affairs Committee this week. In it the Committee confirms that exceptional growth of the industry this millennium has been a direct result of positive government support. … Continue reading

Tidal Energy Exported: A World First

Posted on September 2nd, 2016

A new renewable energy milestone was achieved in Scotland this week as for the first time tidal energy exported power to the National Grid. Nova Innovation installed the first turbine at Bluemill Sound in the Shetland Isles in March of … Continue reading

Potential Savings in renewable energy generation

Posted on August 25th, 2016

A new report from Scottish Renewables claims that the cost to produce renewable energy via wind in Scotland could fall by 20% if certain new policies are adopted. These include reforming the planning system, using the latest technology, the ability … Continue reading